Are you planning a family weekend away down south? Yallingup and Margaret River are only a 3 hour drive away and a perfect place to soak up some sun, surf and visit the wineries & breweries. We have listed our top 5 “great for play & food” favourites:
1) Aravina Estate: 61 Thornton Road, Yallingup. Tel: (08) 9750 1111
What is not to love about Aravina Estate? The Hampton style winery decor, the great wines (I love the rose), the superb menu and the breathtaking views over the vines… there is nothing we don’t like about this place. The kids will have a great time in the fenced off beautiful playground. The owner is a collector of old-timer race cars, and has an impressive showroom open to the public. There is also a home decor store connected to the winery. Restaurant is open from 11:30am-3:30pm and has a kids menu.
2) 3 Oceans Wine Company: Cnr Boundary Rd & Bussell Hwy, Metricup. Tel: (08) 9756 5656
Award Winning wines and delicious food in a contemporary, architecturally designed, family-friendly venue. Added bonus is the Margaret River Chocolate Company, only a few minutes away. With playground! Restaurant is open from 10am-5pm, serves breakfast & lunch, and has a kids menu.
3) Laurence Wines: 3518 Caves Road, Wilyabrup. Tel: (08) 9750 4000
A big winery with almost too many wines to taste them all. Located on a huge property with extensive lawn, beautiful rose gardens, outdoor seating, water features and of course a playground. The restaurant is open from 11am-3pm and has a kids menu.
4) Watershed Premium Wines: Cnr Bussell Highway & Darch Road, Margaret River. Tel: (08) 9758 8633
The closest winery to Margaret River town (only 5km) has something for everyone; an extensive wine range at 3 different price points, an award winning restaurant and a more casual cafe with courtyard and playground. Restaurant and cafe open 10am to 4.30pm
5) The Bootleg Brewery: 37 Wildberry Road, Wilyabrup. Tel: (08) 9755 6300
Centrally located, award winning, naturally brewed boutique beers and cider. A local favourite, well renowned for its laid back vibe, live music and gourmet deep fried Mars Bar (?!). Outdoor seating, extensive lawn and large playground. Restaurant open from 12pm-6pm.